- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - State officials are asking Kentuckians to donate their old cellphones and accessories to raise money for domestic violence programs.

The Kentucky Commission on Women’s Statewide HopeLine Drive runs through Oct. 31. People can drop off old cellphones and accessories in one of more than 430 collection boxes located at 18 state agencies across the state or at one of 13 University of Kentucky sororities.

Verizon Wireless will refurbish the phones and sell them, donating the money to WorkSafe, a domestic violence prevention training program for Kentucky businesses. The drive accepts phones from any carrier in any condition. Phones that cannot be refurbished will be disposed of in accordance to Verizon’s zero-landfill policy.

The HopeLine drive was established in 2001 and has given grants of more than $108,000 for domestic violence prevention programs in Kentucky.

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